This Certificate enables you to develop your teaching and training skills. Perhaps you are a WBL practitioner delivering some off-the-job training, or training is part of your job role? Maybe you are a workshop demonstrator or coach? If training or teaching is in your job role, this engaging and practical course may be the course for you.
You will attend College one evening per week and will need access to 30 hours or more teaching or training during the course.
The course enables you to develop your practical teaching skills and engage with educational research and theories so that you exit as a confident and able teacher or trainer. You will be observed in practice three times to develop your teaching skills and this will inform your professional development plan.
You need evidence of:
To secure a place on this course, you need to attend one of our information/interview sessions.
Our courses require a minimum of 12 enrolments to run. You will be notified two weeks prior to the start date if the course is NOT going to run.
To be successful in this Level 4 qualification, you will achieve a minimum of 36 credits and will evidence your understanding of:
Working at Level 4 provides you with the opportunity to explore theory and apply it to your practice, so that you develop an evidence base for driving forward your teaching and training skills. You will be encouraged to try new strategies, take risks and reflect on these experiences, so that you become a reflective practitioner. You will engage in self-assessment against our professional standards and plan your own development.
You will engage in a variety of assessment methods, including written academic assignments, presentations, posters, reflective learning journals, a portfolio of professional practice and professional discussions. Assessment at Level 4 requires you to use academic sources and Harvard Referencing systems. We will work with you to develop and refresh your academic skills.
In addition, you will have three observations during the course which are graded to Ofsted criteria. To achieve this qualification, you will exit as a good teacher.
You need to supply stationery only.
Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College. Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children. Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course. She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English. Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions. Jacqui added:
The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.